Monday, October 8, 2012

weekend review: worth it

Figure 1. Friday night's dinner: penne rosa with shrimp (uses Greek yogurt for creaminess!) and simple roasted asparagus.

And now, Sunday night's cooking adventure begins.

Figure 2. In preparation: tackling a butternut squash for roasting. This process is a bit tedious, but the delicious end product is worth it.

Figure 3. In preparation: onions, celery, and garlic sauteing; prepped butternut squash tossed with fresh rosemary (from the front porch), olive oil, and balsamic vinegar; and green peppers ready for stuffing.

Figure 4. Out of the oven: turkey and feta stuffed peppers. This was my first ever stuffed pepper experience and all the preparation time was worth it. Absolutely delicious and the leftovers will last for days.

Figure 5. Sunday night's dinner: turkey and feta stuffed peppers, roasted butternut squash with rosemary and balsamic vinaigrette, and a mixed green salad with tomatoes and feta cheese and a homemade lemon-oregano vinaigrette. WORTH.IT.


  1. Stuffed peppers are AWESOME. You should try a quinoa/hummus/feta mix - that's one of my favorites and SO easy!

  2. Those turkey and feta stuffed peppers look so good! I am not a huge fan of peppers in salads, but I have only had stuffed peppers once before, and really want to try it again!

  3. Ok I think i want to try that tonight. I have squash and peppers.. sounds yum!

  4. I've always wanted to try stuffed peppers but I never got around to it, and I've recently just figured out that my stomach doesn't handle peppers too well, so I guess there'll be no stuffed gems in my future either :( I should really stop procrastinating so much...

  5. As Always, your dinner looks amazing. I can;t agree more with you on butternut squash, its a little labor intensive, but SO worth it! I can go through one of those in 24 hours no problem!